Sadie Stein looks back at how laundry figured into her childhood, and how her family, especially her mother, lived with and around it
So here's the story of my old stuff. It behooves me to say that I'm blessed with an extremely generous family, who's helped me get on my feet in a variety of ways. Stuff is just stuff, sure, but everything comes with a story.
Things I should save for therapy aside, PBS NewsHour explains a new economic study confirming what we've long suspected, and complained about: oldest kids do get it the worst. And guess what? We get to blame our parents. (Do I finally have someone to blame for my being a virgin until I was 23?)
The "sandwich generation" is not a generation that likes sandwiches (that's pretty much every generation), but a generation of older working adults who are supporting both their adult children and their parents.
"God damn it, Charlie, go upstairs and take a shower!" were my Dad's first words to his half-brother when he arrived at our home on Thanksgiving Day, 2004.
At Tablet, Jon Reiss discusses all the fancy restaurants he's eaten at thanks to his parents paying for dinner, and his desire to pay his own way as he hit his late twenties and started to find more success.
When your parents are divorced, you want to make everything as smooth as possible.